Portland Base Ball Club
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|Nick Name||Portland Base Ball Club|
|Earliest Known Date||1858|
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|Location||Portland, ME, United States|
From Protoball Entry #1858.35 – New York Game Seen in Boston: Portland [ME] 47, Tri-Mountains 42.
"It took awhile but this modern game – and its popularity – moved steadily north. By 1858 we know it had arrived in Maine . . . because an article in the September 11th issue of the Portland Daily Advertiser heralded the fact that the Portland Base Ball Club had ventured to Boston to play the Tri-Mountain Base Ball Club of that city. The game was played September 9th on the Boston Common." Portland won, 47- 42.
"Anderson, Will, Was Baseball Really Invented in Maine? (Will Anderson, publisher, Portland, 1992), page 1.
Query: Can we find the original Portland article, or otherwise confirm the date the the PBBC came into existence?
Date confirmed--see "games" below. [ba]
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Win/Loss Records As Far As We Now Know
Warning: Users should not rely on a team's won-loss record as a reflection of its "standing" among all base ball clubs. Team schedules were not balanced, and a good record against mostly weak opponents does not signify a leading club.
|1858||1 Played||1 Won||0 Lost||0 Tied|
|1859||3 Played||2 Won||1 Lost||0 Tied|
|1860||1 Played||0 Won||1 Lost||0 Tied|
|Page||Date||City||Borough||State||Team 1||Team 2||Score||First in||Contributor|
|Ballgame||1858-09-09||Boston||MA||Portland Base Ball Club||Tri-Mountain Club of Boston||47 - 42||Craig Waff|
|Ballgame||1859-06-28||Portland||ME||Portland Base Ball Club||Tri-Mountain Club of Boston||21 - 14||ME||Craig Waff; Brian Sheehy|
|Ballgame||1859-09-15||Portland||ME||Portland Base Ball Club||Forest City Club of Portland||38 - 22||Craig Waff|
|Ballgame||1859-11-08||Boston||MA||Tri-Mountain Club of Boston||Portland Base Ball Club||33 - 20||Craig Waff|
|Ballgame||1860-08-21||Portland||ME||Sagamore Club of Portland||Portland Base Ball Club||24 - 22||Craig Waff|
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Portland had 26,000 residents in 1860 and 31,000 in 1870.